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Betty Jo Tweed

Betty Jo Tweed

September 1, 1929 — July 25, 2020
Service: August 5, 2020

Betty Jo Tweed, 90, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Saturday July 25, 2020 after a long illness. She was born on September 1, 1929 in Pipers Gap, Virginia to Premmie Tedder and Edgar Rector. Betty met her husband, George, in Newark and they were married in 1950. After marrying George, Betty became a homemaker. She was married to George for 63 years until his passing in 2014. After her children were grown and her youngest daughter went...

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Laura T. Colona

Laura T. Colona

June 11, 1938 — July 21, 2020
Service: July 30, 2020

Laura Taylor Colona, age 82, passed away Monday, July 21, 2020. Laura was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 11, 1938 to the late Irwin C. Taylor and Hazel B. (Darlington) Taylor. Laura was raised on Georgia Farm in West Chester, PA. She loved and was very proud of the farm and it provided a perfect atmosphere to raise children and spend time with her family. The farm is now opened to the public and is a part of the Stroud Preserve. Laura...

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David L. Stixrude

David L. Stixrude

November 29, 1935 — July 21, 2020
Service: July 31, 2020

David Stixrude passed away on July 21 due to CHF complications. David was born on November 29, 1935, in Seattle, WA, where he lived until high school graduation. He entered Princeton in 1953 where he received his BA in Latin American Studies in 1957 and his PhD in 1967. His dissertation on the poet Pedro Salinas appeared in a series published by the Spanish Department at Princeton. Several articles on modern Spanish poets followed, plus an...

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George Park, Jr.

George Park, Jr.

February 4, 1930 — July 14, 2020
Service: Services Pending

George Park, Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 90, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was born in Cecilton, MD on February 4, 1930 to the late George Park, Sr. and Eva (Moore) Park. George worked for many years as a farmer before moving on to open his own lawn mowing business where he worked until his passing. He was a member of the Chesapeake Beagle Club and bowled with the Methodist Men's Bowling League. George enjoyed hosting his frequent "Monday...

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Jason Alexander Rush

Jason Alexander Rush

July 18, 1982 — July 12, 2020
Service: July 17, 2020

Jason Alexander Rush of Elkton, MD age 37, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020. Jason was born on July 18, 1982 in Elkton, MD to the late Thomas Andrew Rush Sr. and Patsy Ann (Boone) Rush. Jason graduated James Madison University in Virginia with a bachelor's degree. He completed his studies to become a licensed funeral director at Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science. Jason worked at R.T. Foard Funeral Home as a funeral director's...

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James C. "Jim" Lee

James C. "Jim" Lee

August 8, 1939 — July 9, 2020
Service: No Services

James C. "Jim" Lee of Newark, DE, age 80, passed away July 9, 2020. Jim was born on August 8, 1939 in Newark, DE to the late Harvey Preston Lee and Mary E. (Rambo) Lee. Jim was in the Air Force from 1958-1962 and was a Sergeant First Class in the Delaware Army National Guard from 1979-1999 where he was named the 1st Delaware Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. Jim also belonged to the American Legion in Delaware City. He was an...

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Mildred T. Harris

Mildred T. Harris

December 6, 1935 — July 6, 2020
Service: No Services

Mildred Tilley Harris, age 84, of Colora, MD, passed away on July 6, 2020. She was born in Havre De Grace, MD on December 6, 1935 to the late Glenn Edwin Tilley and Betty May (Early) Tilley. Mildred enjoyed spending time completing crossword puzzles and watching Fox News. She loved learning about her family history and was always sure to share her knowledge of history with the family. Mildred loved talking and will be remembered by the...

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Joshua C. Kellum

Joshua C. Kellum

September 23, 1988 — July 6, 2020
Service: July 18, 2020

Joshua C. Kellum, age 31, Mansfield, TX and Elkton, MD, passed away unexpectedly on July 6,2020. He was born on September 23, 1988 in Dallas, TX to Susan Lynn Kellum and Larry Dean Kellum. In addition to his parents, Joshua is survived by Wynter Upton and their daughter Lillian Kellum, Tow, TX. A brother, Thomas Stephen Kellum and his wife Denyce, Elkton, MD. His sister, Ashley C Kellum, Elkton, MD. Kara Kellum Watson, Richland Hills, TX....

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Kathleen Sue Ball

Kathleen Sue Ball

July 31, 1947 — June 30, 2020
Service: July 11, 2020

Kathleen Sue (Newsome) Ball of Sebastian, FL, previously of Rising Sun, MD, age 72, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD to the late John B. Newsome and Mary Sue (Johnson) Newsome. Kathleen graduated from Rising Sun High School in Rising Sun, MD in 1965 then went on to graduate from a medical assistant school in 1966 and started her career as a medical assistant. She was a long time member of Porters Grove...

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Nicholas Reed  Oetting

Nicholas Reed Oetting

July 24, 1996 — June 30, 2020
Service: July 10, 2020

Nicholas Reed Oetting, age 23 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on June 30, 2020. He was born on July 24, 1996 in Phoenixville, PA to Daniel Edward Oetting, Sr. and Elizabeth Ruth (Otter) Gambill. Nicholas was talented in many ways. He was gifted with the ability to make others laugh and he had a great sense of humor. He brought joy with him wherever he went. Many did not know that he could sing and he even wrote his own songs. Nicholas was a...

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